Churchill GAA embrace hurling Initiative
Saturday, 30 May 2009 14:02

The Tralee Hurling Initiative was started 4 weeks ago in the Coiste Tralí district to promote and develop hurling in a football dominated area of Kerry. Peter Lenihan, the Churchill Juvenile secretary was approached by the Kerry Hurling Development Steering Group and Coiste Na nÓg and was more than willing to help with the promotion of hurling in Churchill.
Peter is ecstatic with the response from the Club, the parents and especially the children and they have had 45 plus in attendance each Friday during the past 4 weeks.
Kerry Hurling Development Steering Group, Coiste Na nOg and the Munster Council as well as John Griffin, Jason Leahy and his club officers for embracing this hurling initiative and encouraging the children to participate and enjoy the game. Mike also said that they will continue every Friday evening after the Hurling Initiative has concluded and look forward to competing in competition in the not too distant future.


Peter said last Friday evening “The feel good factor is most important in the promotion and participation of our games. We celebrate 125 years of our Association and that sports are a major community event and is very important in all children’s development. He paid tribute to his senior Club Chairman Mike Moriarty and Tracy O’Sullivan Club Secretary for their continuing support.
A special thank you and mention to Michael Cassidy and Mick Bulger who are the 2 Club coaches for underage hurling in Churchill”. Peter also announced that due to this fantastic hurling initiative, the Fenit and Spa schools will now have a hurling coach as Kevin Butler is the new Games Promotion Officer assigned to the area. Also speaking to Mike Moriarty, Churchill’s Chairman about hurling in Churchill, he said that hurling was prominent in the 30’s thru the 50’s in the club and the renowned Liam Cotter, while serving as Vice-chairman of Kerry County Board was the man in charge of hurling affairs in Kerry. It is a new challenge to embrace and we are looking forward in the promotion of hurling again within the club. Mike wants to thank the